May 18th, come see me fistfight with some of Chicago’s best fiction writers

By fistfight, I mean “read stories competitively.” Here’s the copy:

It’s time to sharpen them knives. The Windy City Story Slam has collected Chicago’s finest storytellers to compete in the All-City Championships Semi-Finals Friday May 18th at Chicago Urban Arts Society’s new location 600 W. Cermak in Chicago. The Competitors include

CaraBrigandi of Grown Folks Stories
Scott Whitehair of This Much is True Storytelling
Shannon Cason of Moth Chicago
Deb Lewis of 2nd Story
Luis Perez of Vocalo FM’s Stories and Music
Jacob Knabb of Another Chicago Magazine
Jesse Jordan of RUI
Jeff Kerr of Criminal Class Press
and ME! (?) of this blog
and others
Out of the 15 semi-finalists only 5 will advance to the All-City Championships where they will share the stage with new Chicagoan Irvine Welsh author of Trainspotting and Skagboys at the Viaduct Theatre May 26th. The audience will decide who advances to the big stage.

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